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Launch Primer -- Brutal Legend

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Posted October 13, 2009 - By Andrew Pfister



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  • Previews
  • Review
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  • Screenshots
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  • News
    (13)
  • Previews
  • Review
  • Videos
    (2)
  • Screenshots
  • Cheats and Walkthroughs

Ever find yourself in a situation where all of your friends are talking about the latest and greatest game, and you can't contribute to the conversation because you haven't been paying attention? Solve that problem with our Launch Primers: everything you need to know (except the spoilers) about a game that's about to be released.

 
brutal legend
 
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
MSRP: $59.99
ESRB Rating: Mature
 
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What kind of game is it?
 
A 3D action game that primarily takes place in an open-world environment. There's a heavy emphasis on melee combat, but there are also strategic elements in play as you control your assembled army of rock. At times, it even mimics a real-time strategy.
 
Who's the developer?
 
Double Fine is a San Francisco-based developer founded and ruled by Tim Schafer, who is known for his work on the classic PC adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango. Double Fine's first project was the critically-acclaimed PS2/Xbox platformer Psychonauts. Games made by Schafer/Double Fine have the tendency to make the player laugh out loud to themselves -- commonly referred to as "the LOLs." Brutal Legend is no exception.
 
What's the story?
 
Disillusioned roadie Eddie Riggs (modeled after and voiced by actor/musician Jack Black) finds himself transported to a dimension inspired by the elements of heavy metal. Armed with axes of both the bladed and musical varieties, Riggs travels through this land in search of the Artifacts of Legend, and hopefully, a way home.
 
 
What if I don't like heavy metal?
 
That's fine, just as long as you like to laugh while you beat things up. Also, X-Play's JP Shub likes the metal enough for everyone, and has written a beginner's guide to the game's soundtrack.
 
Multiplayer/Online?
 
Brutal Legend's online multiplayer is essentially an expanded version of the single-player game's RTS elements. Each faction has a stage that serves as a base, and the goal is to destroy the opposing force's stage with different troop units.
 
What did we say?
 
Jake Gaskill reviewed Brutal Legend and gave it a score of 4/5:
 
"Seriously, if you ever wanted to know what it would be like to live inside heavy-metal album covers, creative director/designer Tim Schafer’s vision is as close as you’ll ever get. And even though metal fans will obviously glean added satisfaction from the game’s design, settings and references, the world itself is designed with such care and devotion that non-metal heads should find plenty to unleash a tasty riff about should they embark on this brutal and fantastic legend."
 

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